• Inclusive Education

Students with Diverse Needs: Transition into Middle School

PL # 12083.
Starting on 23 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 17/09/2019

Event registrations closed on 17/09/2019


This session will look at one significant transition that occurs for our students at school. For any student it can be exciting yet challenging time as they prepare themselves for the next stage in their learning. This is the time when we have to consider our students with a disability, on how they manage the transition at particular points in their school career. This particular PL will be looking at transition from Year 6 to 7.

Effective transition processes and practices are based on a broad interpretation of the concept of transition. The key topics that will be discussed are:

* Person-centred approach and take into account the needs of the individual student and their family
* Planned well in advance of the transition
* Use collaborative processes that build relationships over time
* Identify the adjustments and supports required to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in transition processes and supports on the same basis as their year-level peers.


Lynne Nixon (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Coordinator

Lynne joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in April 2017. She has worked in the fields of both education and small business. Lynne completed her Diploma of Teaching (Primary) including studies in Special Education in NSW and taught there for a number of years. After time running a small family business and moving to Perth, Lynne returned to teaching in the role of Special Needs EA. She has since had a variety of roles within schools including learning support teacher and coordinator, supporting teachers in working with students with disabilities, curriculum coordinator including differentiation and support to particularly cater for children with learning needs. During her time as a Principal, Lynne has been passionate about creating an inclusive school culture and community. She has also been involved in supporting school leaders and school registration particularly in the area of Child Protection and Disabilities.   


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 13:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards